Don’t derail Altona, says protest

About 50 people rallied on June 16 under the slogan, “Don’t derail Altona. Save our trains.”

The rally was called to protest the Victorian government’s cuts to rail services on the Werribee line’s Altona Loop.

The service cuts mean the Altona Loop will lose direct access to the city loop and all of its express trains. Services will be cut from 20 to 22-minute intervals during peak periods.

Outside peak periods the service will be cut to a train shuttle from Laverton to Newport so most passengers will have to change trains.

The Altona Loop will also lose direct access to the Werribee line. This means the cuts not only affect Altona residents but others on the line going to Altona.